Brevard, FL is home to some outstanding restaurants serving up everything from classic Cuban dishes to delicious seafood favorites. Brevard restaurants range to include ultra casual beachside spots to upscale restaurants that’ll encourage you to get out of your jeans and slip into something fancy.
Before moving just anywhere you want to know if they have good food… right? Of course you do! No one wants to move somewhere without any good options for date night or ‘I want to stuff my face with delicious food’ night. In no particular order, here are 7 of the best Brevard restaurants you have to try!
#1. Crush Eleven
Trendy, upscale restaurant serving steak, seafood and new American fare
11 Riverside Dr., Cocoa, FL 32922
Crush Eleven is killing it with the reviews. Locals and tourists alike are gravitating towards this hip hangout serving steak, seafood and New American fare. Despite its hip appeal, Crush Eleven keeps it classic in regards to providing a fine dinning experience that caters to your every need. They offer a nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. You definitely pay to eat here, but people are overwhelmingly pleased with their experience. As one Google Reviewer put it, “The price is up there, but the service and food matched appropriately.”
#2. The Fat Snook
Intimate restaurant infused with casual elegance serving New American foods, made from organic and locally sourced ingredients.
2464 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
The Fat Snook is advertised as a casual beachside restaurant, but there’s still a touch of elegance amongst the modesty. Foodies love that they can trust the quality of the food, which is mostly made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. They offer a nice selection of craft beers from all around the world, as well as a slim selection of boutique-style wines.
The restaurant is committed to supporting local farmers, which gives the opportunity to showcase some of Florida’s best native foods. Crush Eleven, the restaurant mentioned above, is the sister restaurant to The Fat Snook.
#3. Cuban Island Restaurant
Beachside Cuban restaurant serving famous classic dishes, like ropa vieja.
2910 Florida A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903
Cuban food is popular in Florida and Cuban Island Restaurant serves up some of the most delicious Cuban fare out there. They also serve an assortment of mouth-watering desserts, wine and beer. They recently added a full liquor bar, and occasionally host events with live music.
#4. Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Casual restaurant serving super delicious Japanese fare and sushi.
3042 W New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne, FL 32904
If you’re looking for sushi, look no further than this causal gem serving what many believe to be the best sushi in Brevard. Umami also serves imported and bottled beer to go along with your sushi. The high reviews this restaurant receives are in tribute to the freshness of their food, as well as the variety of locally sourced rare fish and shellfish.
Their website reads: “Our menu is built on traditional Japanese concepts while at the same time using progressive and innovative techniques.”
#5. El Ambia Cubano Cuban Restaurant
Laidback café serving classic favorite Cuban eats
950 E Melbourne Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901
This casual café established in 2009 has barstools made out of congas. Delicious and familiar Cuban dishes accompany the laidback vibe. The popular restaurant has earned 4.5 stars out of 129 Google reviews. “Ambia” translates to friend, buddy, and a good feeling or ambiance; all of which this restaurant provides to every patron that walks through their doors.
Their website reads: “You’ll feel like you’re walking into our house when you step through our doors. Enjoy the fresh, homemade good and drinks, and lose yourself in the rich, musical atmosphere.”
#6. Coasters Pub & Biergarten
Sports bar serving hearty American classics alongside 100’s of beers including an assortment of craft brews
971 E Eau Gallie Blvd A, Melbourne, FL 32937
This pub doesn’t just take pride in serving delicious beer; they put equal value into the quality and authenticity of their food. They make as many of their menu items from scratch as possible. Their delicious food pairs perfectly with their beer. Menu items include comfort foods like cheeseburgers and truffle fries, fish and chips, chicken wings, calamari and so much more.
#7. Café Coconut Cove
Romantic waterfront restaurant serving German eats
S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
This waterfront restaurant is dolled up in cozy décor that offers a very romantic vibe. The scenic views of the bright blue waters stretch out before the massive windows. Since 1987, Café Coconut Cove has been serving up authentic German cuisine and providing a touch of Europe to Florida’s East Coast Barrier Island.
Other top rated restaurants in Brevard, Florida include:
The Nomad Café—international fare
Dove Restaurant—Classic Italian and Neapolitan restaurant
Mag O’Malleys Restaurant and Irish Pub
Ocean 302 Bar and Grill
Grills Riverside Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar
Tuscany Grill—Family-owned Italian